Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

September 27, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 1

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UPDATED September 2016: It's time to go back to school in Westchester County, NY. NYMetroParents' Westchester County back to school guide has Westchester County schools, after-school programs for kids, religious schools, foreign language programs, and Westchester activities for kids, including music and dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors and much more in Westchester County, from Larchmont and Rye, to White Plains and Scarsdale.
A-GAME SPORTS
856 Main St., New Rochelle
914-278-9477
Email info@agamesports.net

Back to school means back to sports this fall at A-Game! For kids ages 2-16, A-Game Sports, located at 856 Main St. in New Rochelle, offers an array of clinics starting this September for kids looking to hone their skills on the field. Get your child A-Game ready with clinics featuring top level instructors in t-ball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, and flag football. Visit agamesports.net or call 914-278-9477 for details. Spots fill up fast so register now!

ACADEMIC COACHING & TUTORING: JOHN MONTGOMERY, PH.D
917-244-5161
Serving the Westchester, Manhattan, and lower Fairfield areas.


Email john@johnmontgomery.com

We help students overcome a variety of blocks that may keep them from fulfilling their academic potential, such as procrastination, test-taking anxiety, lack of confidence, and lack of focus. Our powerful method, developed by John Montgomery, Ph.D., a psychology professor at New York University, provides tools that help students disengage from specific thought and behavior patterns that can impede academic success. Students will also be given extensive help with their schoolwork when needed, and will typically complete a substantial amount of work during the sessions. Call for a free consultation.

ACURA OF WESTCHESTER
2155 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1-888-928-3008

Serving Westchester County for 30 years, we pride ourselves on providing superior service and strive to make you a forever client at Acura of Westchester. We have a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles to fit your needs, whether that means driving to school, work, or gearing up for a road trip! With top safety ratings and seven-passenger SUVs, you are guaranteed to find the perfect vehicle at Acura of Westchester. We are a five-star rated dealership and are proud supporters of the local community. Visit us today at acuraofwestchester.com!

ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700
All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500


All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996, All Aboard provides a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards. Degreed and certified staff, nutritious meals, and many enrichment programs round out this quality educational program. Best of Westchester in Childcare 2014.

AMERICAN GYMNASTICS
317 Railroad Ave., Bedford Hills
914-241-1997
Email amerigym@aol.com

Our programs are for children of all ages, at all levels, with all kinds of dreams…Olympic and otherwise. Everyone from babies to boys and girls who are part of our award-winning competitive team program, receives gymnastics instruction from certified professionals, who collectively have more than 100 years of coaching experience. The year ends with a huge Class Exhibition. It’s fun and a great opportunity for all of our gymnasts to show off their skills. American Gymnastics is also the home of our Gym-Care Nursery School. We encourage children to reach for the stars!

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Each child is considered on two levels: first, as an individual, and then as a member of the group. The specific needs of a child are addressed with the help of regular communication and consultation with parents. On a group level, the child is a member of a community, which offers the opportunity for social growth while providing a structure in which to find security and safety. Regularly planned group activities are designed to meet the natural, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children at play.

ARTISTREE PERFORMING ARTS
114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
914-835-2200
Email heather@artistreearts.com

Artistree Performing Arts is a performing arts studio offering classes for children newborn-18. We strive to foster a community of performers who can build confidence and friendships in a supportive and engaging environment. Artistree offers everything from Broadway and rock music classes for babies, preschool performing classes, after-school classes in acting, film, and musical theater, and performance workshops for middle and high school students. Whether your child is on a pre-professional track or just loves to sing and dance, we have the class or workshop to fit their needs.

BACH TO ROCK MAMARONECK
130 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
914-341-1457
Email mamaroneck@bachtorock.com

Bach To Rock is the music school for students of all ages! We believe that learning to play music should be fun, after all it’s called “play” for a reason! B2R’s curriculum couples individual instruction with dynamic group classes. Our unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. Classes available for students as young as 6 months through adults, as well as birthday parties, and weekly camps. Unleash your inner rock star today!

BAKSHI LAW
Offices in the Financial District, Long Island, and Westchester ,
917-244-6133
Email lara.bakshi@gmail.com

Bakshi Law specializes in special education law. We represent parents and children with disabilities, acquire correct classification under IDEA, ensure proper implementation of IEP, ascertain correct placement for children, and tuition reimbursement. We attend CSE meetings, resolution meetings, and suspension hearings, and all disciplinary hearings for special needs and general education students. Bakshi Law’s attorneys are passionate about your child’s education and offer assistance on a sliding scale for parents experiencing financial difficulties.

BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
914-961-5511


The Belle School of Music, voted the No. 1 music school in Westchester in 2015 by parents, has a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching music to children, (ages 2 and older), and adults. Under the supervision of our highly qualified and dedicated staff, your child will not only learn to play but will develop an appreciation and love for music that will last a lifetime. Bring out the musical talent in your child! Call 914-961-5511 to schedule a free introductory lesson and consultation.

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in kindergarten-eighth grade. We offer a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enabling them to follow their own natural curiosity and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum, which is infused with the arts, nature, and play.

CARING FOR KIDS
140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle
914-355-2265
Email caringpediatricdentistry@gmail.com

Dr.Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.

CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOL ALEF BET PRESCHOOL
1228 North Ave., New Rochelle
914-712-8332


Alef Bet Preschool uses a progressive approach to educate young children in a stimulating environment, helping them grow into empathetic, capable learners for life. Schedule a tour of our newly renovated New Rochelle site with light-filled classrooms and a natural playground. Chabad Hebrew School offers classes pre-K through high school. In a stimulating, yet friendly environment, students learn Hebrew language and prayers and become familiar with the Jewish holidays and customs. Children gain a true sense of Jewish pride and of their Jewish roots, no matter their level of observance or affiliation.

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Looking for a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, tradition, history, and holidays, for children in K-seventh grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration in an open, warm and relaxed, and affordable environment. bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.

CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
914-328-1881

Specializing in dance classes for children ages 3-18, City Center Dance provides professional dance instruction in a positive, fun atmosphere. We are centrally located in White Plains, right in the heart of Westchester County. We offer after-school dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe and pre-pointe, as well as special classes for preschool and kindergarteners. Specialty workshops are offered seasonally, including acro. Additional offerings include children’s birthday parties, master classes, and performance opportunities. City Center Dance…where dance is an art form, not a competition!

CLAY ART CENTER
40 Beech St., Port Chester
914-937-2047 x222
Email leigh@clayartcenter.org

Create. Connect. Be inspired. Clay Art Center is a non-profit ceramic art center in Port Chester offering clay classes for adults and children year-round as well as private lessons and parties. This fall we’re offering a fabulous line-up of after-school and weekend clay classes for children, tweens, teens, and families. Fall classes start September 19. Or join us for Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, a great afternoon with family or friends for ages 5-99! Visit our gallery and shop, featuring one-of-a-kind pottery and sculpture, open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.

COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL GROUP
2001 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-834-0220
Email cdg2001@optonline.net

Comprehensive Dental Group is dedicated to giving our patients healthy and happy smiles. We are a highly trained and educated team of dentists, pediatric dental specialists, hygienists, and support staff practicing in Westchester for more than 30 years. As a team we deliver premier quality and technologically advanced general, pediatric, and orthodontic services with compassion and integrity. We have convenient after-school and weekend appointments, and participate in many dental plans. We pride ourselves on providing personalized and gentle dental care to children of all ages and the whole family.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
914-949-4717

Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Through rich and welcoming surroundings, complemented with consistent routines and exploratory play opportunities, we inspire children to grow at their own pace, realizing their full potential. Come feel the warm sense of community here at Early Childhood Program of Congregation Kol Ami.

CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-329-8207 x16
Administration: 203-329-8207
Box Office: 203-461-6358


Email brian@curtaincallinc.com

Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre providing year-round performances and classes. Classes are available for ages five through adult after school, evenings, and weekends in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, Broadway tap, Shakespeare, and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages 6-16. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to arts education. We can also design a workshop for your before- or after- school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-329-8207 x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where acting out is encouraged!”

DANCE & THEATER ARTS STUDIOS
145 Palisade St., #376, Dobbs Ferry
914-231-9179
Email janettabetz@optimum.net

A process-oriented performing arts school where students learn how to achieve excellence through self-discipline and the mastery of technique. Experience the joy of achievement through our unique programs of dance, voice, and acting classes at affordable prices. Get prepared for success before you step out on stage at open mic night or in musical shows and plays, with the training and confidence you'll gain in a positive learning environment. Come nurture and explore your inner artist (ages 3-adult) and register for a class today!

DICKER READING CENTER OF WESTCHESTER
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, he or she will accomplish 3–6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children, from preschool to 12th grade, have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child's grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.

EAST POINTE DANCE
11 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook
914-202-2200
Email alyse@eastpointedance.com

East Pointe Dance fall registration is happening now! We offer a fantastic program for dancers who want to enhance their technique, not feel overwhelmed with living at the studio! Choose from Ballet and Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. New students ages 8 and older who want to join our ballet program must be evaluated. One of the few schools in the area that puts on a full-length ballet. Check out our Pay to Play Room! We host birthday parties too! Parents Night Out every third Friday each month!

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

GIRL AGAIN
4 Martine Ave., White Plains
914-358-1460
Email girlagain@yesshecaninc.org

Girl AGain is a resale boutique for gently used American Girl dolls including historical characters, Girl of the Year, Just Like You dolls, furniture, outfits, and accessories. Books about girls from history and advice books like "Care and Keeping of You." Workshops for girls ages 7-14 held on weekends include doll hair techniques, crafts, author readings, and writing. Register at girlagain.com/events. Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Free parking available. Operated by Yes She Can, a non-profit helping young women with autism develop job skills.

GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-713-3470

Great Play is a Family Favorites Winner three years in a row, and kidsoutandabout.com's Top Place to Take Kids in Westchester for 2016. Great Play makes it insanely fun for kids, ages 6 months-fifth grade, to develop motor and sport skills, fitness, and coordination! Great Play’s unique curriculum of directed play, and their patented Interactive Arena™, help children develop age-appropriate skills, while having a blast. Customers rave about it! Fantastic birthday parties too! Call for a free trial!

GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC OF SCARSDALE
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-472-0192
Route 6 and Hill Blvd., Yorktown
Kristy, party coordinator: 516-507-0329
scarsdaleny@gymboreeclasses.com


Email scarsdaleny@gymboreeclasses.com

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from birth to age 5 for almost 40 years. Gymboree offers classes in play and learn, art, music, sports, preschool, and a new 2-year-old separation program, Preschool Steps. All classes at Gymboree enjoy unlimited free open gyms five-seven days per week, and Gymboree store discounts with enrollment, as well as special events and birthday parties. Previews are offered in all classes. As Gymboree likes to say, “All of America goes to Gymboree!”

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.

HARTSDALE FAMILY EYECARE
221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-725-1600

Featured on ABC News, Dr. Schwartz has more than 35 years experience treating children's vision. Many vision problems are often undetected during routine screenings. Warning signs include avoiding reading, poor comprehension, or re-reading words. Dr. Schwartz can determine if visual problems exist and prescribe special reading glasses, prism glasses, or vision therapy. Dr. Schwartz also prescribes special eyeglasses or contact lenses to stop vision from getting worse. Your child may be a candidate for orthokeratology, a non-surgical eye treatment using specially designed lenses to gently correct vision during sleep.

HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
914-723-1169
Email hb@hbms.org

HBMS inspires and develops each student’s potential through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community. The Music School offers a comprehensive music program of individualized instruction, ensembles, and group classes in both classical music and jazz idioms in combination with a sequential musicianship curriculum. Children ages 12 months and older begin with group lessons that are fun, engaging, and lay the framework for more formal study. Older students can enjoy a program of individual lessons, ensembles, and musicianship classes.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202

Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

ISG GYMNASTICS
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
914-835-0010

ISG Gymnastics, serving the community for 40 years, is a family-run business where the kids come first! Classes for children, ages 10 months through high school. Ongoing registration. Birthday parties available. Girls' team and camps. Call for information and start your child toward a healthy future today.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
for camps only: symonsc@jccmw.org


Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: preschoolers benefit from full-service nursery schools, professional teaching staff, a year-round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs, and special needs programs. All under one roof! Early drop-off, late pick-up. The Summer Art Center (SAC), continues all year, providing a non-competitive, nurturing environment for children with a passion for the arts. The Dance School provides programs for preschoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare kids for college. Arrange for a tour: info@jccmw.org, 914-472-3300, jccmw.org.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-K. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on the nature-filled grounds. This year we're highlighting a new outdoor classroom and gardening program. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Morning programs and afternoon enrichment classes are available. OCFS licensed. Call or email us to arrange a visit. You'll be glad you did!

JODI'S GYM
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for over three decades! A step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. Programs include parent and child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), Ninja Challenge, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.

KUMON
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com today to find your local center or call 1-800-ABC-MATH.

LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER, THE
914-497-5465
Email thelicelady@aol.com

Anna Albano Krosche, The Lice Lady of Westchester, is a natural lice and nit removal specialist. Since 1998, she has eradicated lice and nits from thousands of children and their families with her all-natural, chemical-free lice removal technique. After experiencing the frustration of head lice with her own children 15 years ago, it became clear to Anna there was a great need for someone to help. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses, and pediatricians throughout Westchester.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
914-941-2939

Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potentials, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.

MAGIC CUTS FOR KIDS
159 East Main St., New Rochelle
914-813-8142

Magic Cuts for Kids is the salon just for your kids where the haircuts are cool and fun rules! Owner Sonia Munguia has been cutting children’s hair for more than 11 years. Her hair salon has an atmosphere that is totally kid-friendly, including fun chairs, DVD’s and cable TV, cartoons, and XBOX. Baby gets a certificate for the first haircut. The 10th haircut is free for all. Bring your kids, baby to teenager, to Magic Cuts for Kids for a great haircut and a fun experience. Lots of great hair accessories too.

MAIN STREET PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
115 Main St., Suite 302, Tuckahoe
914-633-4440
Email drpennydds@aol.com

Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich has been practicing children’s dentistry in Westchester for more than 20 years. Dr. Penny and her amazing staff pride themselves on making the entire dental experience a positive one for children, infants through teens, and their parents. They help anxious children feel secure during dental treatment and make every patient feel calm, confident, and comfortable, while promoting optimal oral health care. Special attention is given to those children with medical, physical, emotional, and mental disabilities. Their goal is to make your child an expert in preventative dentistry.

MATHNASIUM
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-725-MATH (6284)
Email scarsdale@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium makes math make sense! The goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Using sophisticated techniques to determine what a student does and does not know, they tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors, who provide instruction-and lots of encouragement. At Mathnasium, the mission is simple—to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for pre-K through third grade, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.

NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-0508

Experience the best in dance, fitness, and karate! We offer dance classes in all styles and levels, including hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Fitness classes are comprehensive, and taught by the best instructors in Westchester. Our NY Goju Karate program, one of the region’s finest, offers age- and rank-specific classes, from preschool Tiny Tigers to Black Belt and beyond. Whether you are looking for a program for your children or yourself, On Hudson Fitness and Dance Studio and NY Goju Karate offer great programs for the entire family.

PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1019

Pine Brook Fitness, awarded as Westchester’s Best Multi-Sport Family Fitness Facility, provides a fitness experience for you and your family to have fun, improve your skills, and test your limits in a safe, friendly, and rewarding atmosphere. We are home to the New Rochelle Racquet Club, The Rock Club, and The Studios, offering tennis, rock climbing, specialized fitness classes, and personal training. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults, hold annual summer vacation camps, and provide an exciting venue for birthday parties.

PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE)
One N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433

At The Play Group Theatre® (PGT), we challenge the imagination, nurture the creative soul, and inspire children and teens to reach for what they might have thought impossible. We offer professional-quality training in a one-of-a-kind family atmosphere in the spring, summer, and fall. With seven different programs, Summer Theatre is designed for young actors with every level of experience, ages 4-17. Our conservatory-style camp is located in its own air-conditioned performing arts complex which includes two theatres, rehearsal studios, and scenic and costume shops. Register now!

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.

PLEASANTVILLE COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE (PCS)
219 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
914-769-2672
Email info@shalompcs.com

Pleasantville Community Synagogue is a welcoming Jewish community connecting people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home. Our Hebrew School is a thriving community within a community, intimate and nurturing. The staff of caring, committed teachers creates an environment in which each child is appreciated and loved, and one that allows for an extraordinary level of relationship-building with both children and parents. There is also a post-B'nei Mitzvah Confirmation program for PCS teens in eighth-10th grades that includes learning, service, and travel.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628

Prospect Academy of Westchester is a Montessori-based educational center for children ages 3-5 with a focus on language development. We offer programs in Russian, German, and English languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-to-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Our summer session offers two-week intensives, morning or afternoon classes, as well as private lessons. Adult classes are offered on Tuesday evenings. Sessions run mid-June through mid-August. Register now!

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
203-438-5795

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not for profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area. The Playhouse presents national and local acts and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield. Along with hosting award-winning musicians, Broadway stars, and presenting our entertaining conversations series with renowned personalities, the playhouse is the place for families seeking live entertainment for their young children through our Ridgefield Academy Family Series.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculum, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastics, yoga, language classes, field trips, SMART Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

SILVERMAN'S FARM
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
203-261-3306

Pick-Your-Own Apples is open! We'll take you into the orchard from 9am-4:30pm daily. Our fall festival weekends will be in full swing during September and October. Jump into the cereal bowl, guess the weight of your perfect pumpkin, enjoy kettle corn, or good eats from one of our favorite vendors like Mike at The Local Meatball! Our Animal Farm is open daily from 9am-5pm. It's five acres of fun. From bunnies to buffalo our barnyard friends are excited to meet you! Check on Facebook to see what's happening. Hope to see you at the Farm!

STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT MUSIC
78 Garth Road, Scarsdale
914-924-0995
Email jackie@slsbmusic.com

Come join us this fall at Starlight Starbright Music, where we offer the Music Together® program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them®! We offer Music Together Mixed-Age, Babies, and Big Kids classes, as well as Guitar for Grownups for the adults in our classes. We also offer Uke U., a parent-child beginner ukulele program for children ages 3-6 (not a Music Together offering). For information and to register, please visit slsbmusic.com or call 914-924-0995.

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900

Since 1937, The Steffi Nossen School of Dance has been Westchester’s dance destination! Students from toddler to adult experience the joy and discipline of dance in White Plains and Chappaqua. Classes include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Toddler/Caregiver, new Boys' Movement, adult classes-open level, and kids and adult Moving Wheels & Heels adaptive dance. Performance opportunities. Live music in classes. Westchester Magazine “Best Kids Classes 2011 and 2013.” Free week of dance open house classes Sept. 26-30.

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

Studio B Dance Center is thrilled to announce that their 21st dance season will take place in their brand new state-of-the-art facility, located at 277 White Plains Road. The award-winning school will house three dance studios, (each having one-way viewing windows), and two waiting rooms. Exciting new class choices include musical theater, create a combo class, tumbling, and mommy and me. Non-competitive dance companies for ages 6 and older offer extra performing opportunities throughout the year. Convenient sibling schedules; open seven days a week.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
sylvan4202@msn.com


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and test prep, and STEM classes in robotics and coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction using curriculum aligned with common core standards and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay and Play Extended Hours until 4pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.

THE NURTURY
1144 North Avenue, New Rochelle
Nurtury at North: 1144 North Ave., New Rochelle 914-740-5393
Nurtury at Flandreau: 130 Flandreau Drive New Rochelle 914-632-6200
info@thenurtury-montessori.com


Email bbnanny@gmail.com

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare. Our vision for the Nurtury is of a "gentler, kinder" world. The Nurtury will be a sanctuary of peace, empathy, and gentleness, even in our increasingly fast-paced society. Please call today for a tour.

THE PRE-SCHOOL DICKER READING CENTER OF WESTCHESTER
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Your child age 3-5 will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.

TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment. We believe that the way your child will learn and grow will help them have the happiest possible year.





75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
914-606-6644
Email vmcc@sunywcc.edu

The Virginia Marx Children’s Center in Valhalla offers full-day care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, in a bright, beautiful building on the campus of Westchester Community College. Focused on promoting well-rounded development and kindergarten readiness, the center is fully licensed, accredited, and has a five-star quality rating.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
914-606-7400

The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and health care. But this state-of-the-art facility also offers after-school science programs for youngsters in fifth-eighth grades. The affordable classes for middle school students begin in mid-October, and cover topics including Pullback Car Engineering and Vertical Access Wind Turbine. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.

WESTCHESTER FAMILY ORTHODONTICS
450 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 406, Harrison
914-732-3777
Email info@westchesterfamilyortho.com

Westchester Family Orthodontics is a brand new, completely digital and paperless office that uses the latest advances in orthodontic technology. Dr. Schnebel is among the select group of orthodontic specialists that has been board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Westchester Family Orthodontics offers orthodontic care, both braces and Invisalign, for the entire family, including children, teens, and adults. Our annual Halloween Buy Back event donates all candy to troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction. Visit us online for more information.

WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL
23 Purdy Ave., Rye
914-967-2530
Email pheldman@westfieldschools.info

Since 2000, The Westfield Day School is a therapeutic school for sixth-12th grades, designed to help students overcome academic and emotional issues. The academic program at Westfield is unique in its ability to link emotional and learning support for its students.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
212-328-9529
Email info@whetherby-pembridge.org

Wetherby–Pembridge School opens in New York, September 2017, on the Upper East Side, next to Central Park on East 96th Street. It will bring to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence at the heart of its thriving UK schools. Wetherby-Pembridge School will offer a bespoke curriculum model combining the rigorous British National Curriculum with New York's progressive student-centered teaching approach. Our vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, celebrate successes, and encourage children to continually question and create in the world around them.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Zoos
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
wcs.org/parties-events/birthday-parties
Camps:
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
For Manhattan:
The Bronx Zoo
bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo
cpzregistration@wcs.org


Looking for something fun for your child to do on school holidays? Encourage them to learn about animals and science at one of New York City’s Zoos or Aquarium on their days off! The Wildlife Conservation Society is excited to offer school break camps at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium! Topics and dates vary across the facilities, so please call 800-433-4149 or visit wcs.org/educators for more information!

YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227
Camp Funkist 914-949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program 914- 949-6227 x125
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities 914-949-6227 x108


The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including childcare, preschool programs, and our before- and after-school programs. Our caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued and develops activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression. The YWCA also offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages.